This method specifies the size, number, and alignment of blocks.

HRESULT SetProperties(


  • pRequest
    [in] Requested allocator properties.
  • pActual
    [out] Allocator properties actually set.

Return Values

Returns an HRESULT value that depends on the implementation. HRESULT can be one of the following standard constants, or other values not listed.

Value Description
E_FAIL Failure.
E_POINTER Null pointer argument.
E_INVALIDARG Invalid argument.
E_NOTIMPL Method is not supported.
S_OK or NOERROR Success.


The pRequest parameter is filled in by the caller with the requested values for the count, number, and alignment as specified by the ALLOCATOR_PROPERTIES structure. The pActual parameter is filled in by the allocator with the closest values that it can provide for the request. This method cannot be called unless the allocator has been decommitted using the IMemAllocator::Decommit method.

This method assumes that blocks are all the same size.


DirectShow applications and DirectShow filters have different include file and link library requirements. See Setting Up the Build Environment for more information.

OS Versions: Windows CE 2.12 and later. Version 2.12 requires DXPAK 1.0 or later.

See Also

IMemAllocator Interface

Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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